Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO, 43715-43716 [2011-18353]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES of the Siletz Indians of Oregon; Coquille Tribe of Oregon; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon; and Klamath Tribes, Oregon, were notified, but did not participate in consultations about the human remains described in this notice. History and Description of the Remains In the 1970s, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from somewhere near the mouth of the Sandy River, in Multnomah County, OR. The human remains were removed due to illegal pot-hunting activities. The human remains were subsequently given to the university, but specific provenience information was not provided. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Ethnographic records suggest the mouth of the Sandy River, where it meets the Columbia River, was occupied by Chinookan peoples. The Chinookan peoples occupied a vast area for hunting, fishing, and trade that was ‘‘south of the Columbia from the cascades to the mouth of the Willamette’’ (Berreman, 1937). The Sandy River is within this vast area. The human remains described above are believed to have been removed from this area, which is within or near the traditional lands of the Chinookan peoples whose descendants are members of the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon includes numerous bands from western Oregon, as well as some communities from extreme southwestern Washington and northern California. These communities and bands are the Clackamas Chinook, Multnomah Chinook, Clatsop Chinook, Willapa Chinook, Lower Chinook Proper, Nehalem, Salmon River, Tillamook, Nestucca, Kathlamet or Wahkiakum Chinook, Skilloot, Clatskanie, Clowewalla of the Tumwater, Cascades or Mehetatate of the Tumwater, Tualatin Calapooia, Yamhill Calapooia, Pudding River or Ahantchuyak Calapooia, Santiam Calapooia, Che-lucke-mute or Luckiamute Calapooia, Chelamelah or Long Tom Calapooia, Winefelly, Chemapho or Muddy Creek Calapooia, Chepenefa or Marys River Calapooia, Tsankupi or Tecopa Calapooia, Mohawk or Chefan Calapooia, Yoncalla, Northern Molalla, Southern Molalla, Latgawa or Upper Takelma, Rogue River, Upper Umpqua, and Northern Shasta. At the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 time of contact, the individual groups spoke 30 dialects of the Athapascan, Chinookan, Kalapuyan, Takelman, Molalan, Sahaptin, Salishan, and Shastan language families. In 1856– 1857, the U.S. Government forcibly relocated the Grand Ronde peoples to the Grand Ronde Reservation, located at the headwaters of the South Yamhill River in Yamhill and Polk Counties, OR. The last additions to the Grand Ronde came onto the reservation in the 1870s. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon were first incorporated in 1935, terminated from Federal recognition in 1954, and restored to recognized status in 1983. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon are composed of the Wasco Tribe, the Warm Springs Tribes, and groups of Northern Paiutes. The Wasco Tribe, made up of the Dalles and Dog River bands, occupied the lower Columbia River area and belong to the Chinookan language group. The Warm Springs Tribes, composed of the Upper Deschutes (Tygh), Lower Deschutes (Wyam), Tenino and John Day (Dock-spus) bands, lived on the Deschutes and John Day Rivers, as well as up river of the Wasco Tribe on the Columbia River. The Northern Paiutes were forcibly moved onto the Warm Springs Reservation in 1879 and 1884, but originally had roamed a large territory that included parts of the Deschutes and John Day River Valleys, as well as high desert territories to the east and south of the reservation. In 1855, the Warm Springs and Wasco Tribes entered into a treaty with the United States of America, ceding more than 10 million acres of land. In 1938, the Warm Springs, Wasco and Northern Paiute Tribes formed a confederacy. 43715 Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737–3850, before August 22, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Burns Paiute Tribe; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Coquille Tribe of Oregon; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–18356 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Determinations Made by the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The University of Colorado Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the University of Colorado Museum. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 43716 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact the University of Colorado Museum at the address below by August 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA Consultant, Bernstein & Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894–0648. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession and control of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Bell County, KY, and Summers County, WV. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from a cave near Pineville, in Bell County, KY, by Gervis W. Hoofnagle (1886–1959), an avocational archeologist. No known individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects are five nonhuman rib bones (four of which have been modified to come to a point at one end). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 Mr. Hoofnagle’s widow, Alice G. Hoofnagle, sold his collection to the University of Colorado Museum in March 1961. In February 2008, the human remains and associated funerary objects were found in the museum. Based on reasonable evidence provided during consultation, the human remains are Native American. The same evidence supports cultural affiliation to all three Federally-recognized Cherokee tribes—Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Traditional Cherokee burials are found in rock crevices and caves; traditional Cherokee burials include non-human bones such as the sharpened rib bones found with this burial. A portion of Bell County, KY, is within the aboriginal territory of the Cherokee based on a final judgment of the Indian Claims Commission. In addition, Bell County, KY, is within the aboriginal territory of the Cherokee based on reasonable evidence presented during consultation. On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Burial 2, Farley site, on the New River, near Hinton, in Summers County, WV, by Hoofnagle (1886–1959). No known individual was identified. The associated funerary objects are two bear teeth. This individual was part of the Hoofnagle collection sold to the University of Colorado Museum in March 1961. Based on tooth wear and the associated funerary objects, the human remains are Native American. During consultation, reasonable evidence was presented in support of Summers County, WV, being within the aboriginal territory of the Cherokee. Also during consultation, reasonable evidence was presented in support of continuity in the utilization of animal parts, such as bear teeth, in traditional Cherokee burials. Determinations Made by the University of Colorado Museum Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the seven objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA Consultant, Bernstein & Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894–0648, before August 22, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–18353 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Oregon State University Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Colorado Museum has completed an inventory 
of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian 
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human 
remains and associated funerary objects may contact the University of 
Colorado Museum.

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Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants 
come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact the University of Colorado Museum at the address 
below by August 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of 
Colorado Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA Consultant, Bernstein 
& Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 
894-0648.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects in the possession and control of the 
University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Bell County, KY, and 
Summers County, WV.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University 
of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians 
in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from a cave near Pineville, in Bell County, 
KY, by Gervis W. Hoofnagle (1886-1959), an avocational archeologist. No 
known individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects are 
five non-human rib bones (four of which have been modified to come to a 
point at one end).
    Mr. Hoofnagle's widow, Alice G. Hoofnagle, sold his collection to 
the University of Colorado Museum in March 1961. In February 2008, the 
human remains and associated funerary objects were found in the museum. 
Based on reasonable evidence provided during consultation, the human 
remains are Native American. The same evidence supports cultural 
affiliation to all three Federally-recognized Cherokee tribes--Cherokee 
Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; 
and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Traditional 
Cherokee burials are found in rock crevices and caves; traditional 
Cherokee burials include non-human bones such as the sharpened rib 
bones found with this burial. A portion of Bell County, KY, is within 
the aboriginal territory of the Cherokee based on a final judgment of 
the Indian Claims Commission. In addition, Bell County, KY, is within 
the aboriginal territory of the Cherokee based on reasonable evidence 
presented during consultation.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Burial 2, Farley site, on the New River, 
near Hinton, in Summers County, WV, by Hoofnagle (1886-1959). No known 
individual was identified. The associated funerary objects are two bear 
teeth.
    This individual was part of the Hoofnagle collection sold to the 
University of Colorado Museum in March 1961. Based on tooth wear and 
the associated funerary objects, the human remains are Native American. 
During consultation, reasonable evidence was presented in support of 
Summers County, WV, being within the aboriginal territory of the 
Cherokee. Also during consultation, reasonable evidence was presented 
in support of continuity in the utilization of animal parts, such as 
bear teeth, in traditional Cherokee burials.

Determinations Made by the University of Colorado Museum

    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the seven objects 
described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or 
near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of 
the death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Cherokee 
Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; 
and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, 
University of Colorado Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA 
Consultant, Bernstein & Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 
80218, telephone (303) 894-0648, before August 22, 2011. Repatriation 
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cherokee 
Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; 
and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, 
Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians 
of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, 
Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-18353 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P